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Researchers from MedGenome, Genentech, and multiple international institutions found potentially actionable alterations in more than 200 gallbladder cancer samples.

The prospective study will combine real-world, clinical, and genomic data to streamline lung cancer clinical trials and find treatment-response biomarkers.

In PNAS this week: biomarker of activity of protein encoded by HTRA1 in age-related macular degeneration, evolutionary history of lions, and more.

The consortium aims to develop assays that can detect biomarkers of pulmonary fibrosis that can be used as early indicators of a treatment's activity.

Genentech will use Adaptive's ClonoSeq assay for MRD testing in a CLL study. Adaptive will receive upfront and sample testing payments of undisclosed amounts.

By identifying core venom toxin genes with Indian cobra genomic and transcriptomic data, researchers hope to set the stage for future antivenom production based on synthetic venom.

In two trials in the neoadjuvant setting reported at SABCS, one showed improved rates of pathologic complete response with added immunotherapy, and the other showed no difference.

The project has sequenced more than 1,700 individuals from across Asia to high coverage in order to bolster the representation of Asians in genomic research.

The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation has announced the 2019 winners of its awards.

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Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

This week in Science: Neanderthal Y chromosomes replaced by Homo sapiens Y chromosomes, and more.